Product Review | Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

So I hesitated to get this, yet was easily convinced (Hi Eva!). I'm easily swayed, yes I am a sucker, but #noragrets. But seriously, I regret nothing. This palette is GORGEOUS!

The Self-Made palette has rapidly become one of my favorites palette, so I knew the quality would be there. This formula of eyeshadow does not disappoint (on par with Too Faced). The Modern Renaissance palette offers an array of 14 neutral and berry toned shades. Some cool, some warm, some fun. Perfect for the season (and all year round really). Kinda like a beautiful summer sunset, you feel me? Gorge! Oh, and you get a quality brush you'll actually want to use with this palette. So, a good deal indeed.
a picture of Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette
a picture of Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette
a picture of Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

I was on the fence about this at first, because I wasn't sure the warm tones would be all that flattering, but blended with the berry shades it really does sure make my brown eyes pop!  This is also a palette that's completely different from anything I own, so that's always a good reason to expand your collection...These shadows are, as expected, incredibly creamy and pigmented, blend nicely and with minimal fallout (though, some shades more than others). Quality product for sure.

Here are the color descriptions (taken from the Sephora website) ;
Tempera ; beige with an ultra-matte finish
Golden Ochre ; earthy yellow with an ultra-matte finish
Vermeer ; iridescent shell with a metallic finish
Buon Fresco ; antique lavender with an ultra-matte finish
Antique Bronze ; metallic sable with a satin finish
Love Letter ; raspberry with an ultra-matte finish
Cyprus Umber ; dark coffee with an ultra-matte finish
Raw Sienna ; neutral amber with an ultra-matte finish
Burnt Orange ; deep orange with an ultra-matte finish
Primavera ; shimmery gold with an ultra-matte finish
Red Ochre ; sienna with an ultra-matte finish
Venetian Red ; crimson with an ultra-matte finish
Warm Taupe ; earthy gray with an ultra-matte finish
Realgar ; brick with an ultra-matte finish 

And here are some swatches for your peepers ; 
a picture of Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette (swatch)
From the wrist down ; Tempera, Golden Ochre, Vermeer, Buon Fresco, Antique Bronze, Love Letter, Cyprus Umber
a picture of Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette (swatch)
From the wrist down ; Raw Sienna, Burnt Orange, Primavera, Red Ochre, Venetian Red, Warm Taupe, Realgar
I mean have you ever seen such a uniquely beautiful palette?? I'm obsessed, but there's still a few things to consider...

Overall, do I think this is the most versatile palette? No. But it's a great addition to your collection if you have a few "basic" eyeshadow palettes. Unless you're all about warm neutrals then in that case this is the perfect palette for you cause the berry shades just make it extra fun and special! I'm really glad I picked this up, you definitely go from subtle to bold with this bad boy. 

Here's a simple look I created with this palette! If you'd like to see more looks with all the details, let me know. I'd be more than happy to do a little look book for y'all!
a picture of Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette (makeup look)
I also have a new makeup tutorial up on my YouTube; a daytime fall look, so you can check that out as well!


Couple of side notes, on the more negative side ; this palette is more expensive than the Self-Made was (it's $42 and I believe the other one was $37, so it's not a HUGE gap, but still), and the packaging, as beautiful as it is, I mean light pink velvet? Really?? This will get dirty so fast. WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME?? Again, not dramatic deal breakers, but still thought I should mention. That's it for now homies!

Talk to you soon,
-Xoxo, Val 
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